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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 1990, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 155) Last page : ( 156)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeate) Seeds as Concentrate Supplement for Growing Haryana Calves

Nath D.K., Barsaul C.S., Maheshwari M.L.

Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, C.S.A. University of Agriculture and Technology, Mathura281001India

Online published on 5 January, 2012.


Four growing male Haryana calves (13m; 101 Ve) were fed 850 g/d pre-water soaked (24 h) ground Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata) seeds along with ad lib berseem straw. The DM consumption was 2.8±0.16 kg/100 kg body weight (92.95+1.80 g/kgw0.75). The Dhaincha seeds contained 32.55% CP on DM basis and its digestibility was 72.73%. The balances of N, Ca and P were positive. The plane of nutrition of calves (112 kg U. wt,) in terms of intake of DM, DCP and TDN was 3.20+0.11 kg, 236.08±8.28 and 1.70±0.04 kg respectively. The average DCP, TDN, NR, DE, ME, Ca and P value of Dhaincha seeds were 23.67% 67.39%, 1:1.85, 2.97 Mcal/kg, 2.43 Mcal/kg, 0.23% and 0.74% respectively. The growth rate In calves was 366.66±17.60 g/d.


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